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Jazz Club at the Peace Hotel

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Address: No.20 Nanjing East Road, Shanghai, China
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Old style jazz

The music is old fashioned, the band is too old, the drinks are too expensive, the service is slow, the place is always too packed, but still - do not leave Shanghai without... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vaasa, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The music is old fashioned, the band is too old, the drinks are too expensive, the service is slow, the place is always too packed, but still - do not leave Shanghai without having a drink and some jazz at the Jazz Club of Peace Hotel. It is an institution....

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hate giving poor reviews! But, if money is tight for you, skip this. We went on a Thursday night; the minimum charge we were quoted was 300 rmb per person and I heard them tell others that they needed to pay 400 rmb minimum. First, I blame the management for not getting the piano tuned (and for not making... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Not cool or classic jazz ... more like Chinese pop and cheesy versions of American pop songs ... not so wonderful ... pricey and loud!

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Singapore
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Don't understand the fuss besides the fact that it's a beautiful hotel and setting. The band is old and well respected for playing for the last 50 years or so but considering their experience, they hardly sound it. Their repertoire is limited and the tuning is off. Sounds more like a high school brass band playing "When the Saints go... More 

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Thank SingaporeSquarefeet
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We just wanted to see the old jazz guys (average 82 years old!) and had a perfect time. You need to have a minimum consumption of RMB 200 per person, which is fair, because the place is nice, the band is making a special atmosphere and the best is the public. We immediately had some contact to other guest. Drinking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Shanghai several times but had never been there until my boyfriend took me there when he visited last time he was there. There was a great atmosphere inside and it was interesting to learn of the history of the place and the Jazz Club. While there is a minimum spend, it equates to about 2 cocktails... More 

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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I regularly visit this band , which had been there a very long time . Very good jazz music in a nice atmosphere , always very enjoyable and relaxing . They are world famous. For me a must-do when you are at the bund in shanghai

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit. Average age of the musicians is 82 years old and they've been playing at the Peace Hotel since 1980. Inspiring, charming, don't miss it.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The main draw of Peace Hotel for me was the jazz history there. There has been jazz music performed there since the 1930s. Excellent cocktails at the bar. As a jazz aficionado it wasn't the most amazing music I've ever seen but the best part was the enthusiasm of all of the musicians. It did seem to get busy at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It's a small jazz bar that has 6 musicians that are all around 80 years old and have been playing their forever. It's a more enjoyable experience if you know the history behind it before you go. It's busy and hard to find a seat. The food is ok but you're there for the experience of history. It's in a... More 

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The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai International Settlement run by the British and Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has endured over time and is now found in the five-star hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive restaurants that can be found within the historic buildings. A cultural center has built up away from the water and some of Shanghai’s best art galleries and museums are housed close to the Bund. Nighttime views of Pudong and the rest of the city also make for a great backdrop at the many rooftop clubs.
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